Spartanburg Photographer Heather Marie Schiefer

Hi! I’m Heather …

I am a photographer and graphic designer in Upstate, South Carolina. I live on Lake Bowen with my family and capture portraits and images across the Upstate. I have been taking portraits for over ten years.

Over the last decade I have captured families, children, men and women. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and am known for my ethereal glamour and boudoir portraits of my feminine subjects.

How I work.

My style ranges from raw to polished and even some lifestyle. Rather than narrow my scope, I allow my clients to shape their session. I offer every day portrait sessions for individuals, couples and families as well as more customized sessions for individuals and couples. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and love passion projects.

Book a Session

Equity is beautiful.

I love people and I try to represent them as they are as well as how they wish to be seen. While a “plain old” portrait session will yield you some precious and beautiful images, a deeper, customized glamour session can open you up to see yourself as a completely new person. Stronger and more beautiful. I proudly offer my services to people of all colors, genders, sexuality. Differently abled, young, old, dark or light skinned. We are all connected and we are all beautiful.

FAQ

What is a Treasure Box Bundle?

This special bundle includes one of my smaller photo boxes, three separate sessions (for the price of two) scheduled ahead of time within a year. You get a total of 60 5×7 prints to keep in your Treasure Box. These bundles are perfect for new baby, six month, one year photo series or anything your heart desires.

DO YOU INCLUDE DIGITALS?

Yes! I include digital images with the purchase of physical prints, so digitals are included in all of my packages.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes! I will travel up to 50 miles from Inman, SC at no additional charge. I add a $1 per mile fee for each mile over 50.

CAN I JUST PURCHASE A SESSION?

Yes. You can purchase just a session for $110. This fee covers consult, shoot time, editing, drive time, etc. and includes a $100 product credit. This does not include any digital or physical product. Glamour or stylized sessions are $300 and includes in person styling consult, light makeup and hair as well as personalized styling that may include clothing or accessories that the client gets to keep if they wish.

DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS AND EVENTS?

I will shoot small events and weddings. I do not employ second shooters or assistants, so this saves me from burn-out. You can find info on my wedding packages here.

ARE YOU LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY?

YES! YES! YES! As a queer person, I want to affirm and celebrate you AS YOU ARE. I am a member of the Spartanburg chapter of PFLAG and work closely with the Uplift Outreach Center.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DIVERSITY?

Without it life is very, very boring. I believe that we are all a part of one another and when I photograph a person, I believe that some part of them stays with me from that day forward. I would love to celebrate you AS YOU ARE and AS YOU WANT TO BE.

HOW ARE YOU HANDLING COVID?

First, I am vaccinated. I am only shooting small, outdoor events. I offer virtual consults and if you prefer I wear a mask during our session, I will gladly accommodate that. I want you to feel safe and I want to protect our families and friends. It’s the right thing to do.